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Earlex 5500 Spray Station

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  • #560594
    asevereid
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    Kamloops, BC

    Any thoughts?
    I’ve come across one locally (used) and am tempted to get it. Painting has been coming up with more frequency lately(trim, trim….ugh, more prefinished trim…), and for the price I think it would be a fine addition. I think it is a two stage turbine unit, and the seller is offering it up at a little over $150.

    http://www.earlex.com/earlex-hvlp-spraystation-hv5500/

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    #560598
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I have the earlex3500 series I belive cheaper model mine works good with plasticity paint but I try to put some semi gloss thru it it doesn’t spray fine even though I water the paint down gives lumps so don’t know did they improve this model

    #560626
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Don’t have one, nor have I ever used one. But I know they are decent entry level units. Many satisfied users and others who mock it who have way more expensive stuff. That’s all I can offer.

    #616646
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    I bought one about 5 years ago to spray water based stains and top coats, it was fantastic to use. Not much over spray, quiet unit to run (not much louder than a shop vac) and easy to clean up. I wouldn’t want to spray any oil based products, and if you plan on spraying paint I would suggest a larger tip / needle, and might have to think the paint a little bit depending on the type. A great entry level unit to spray basic products.

    I got to know Don who is the sales rep for Earlex in Canada, a fantastic guy to deal with if you have any questions or need any parts. I would email him and within a day or two I would receive the parts. He even delivered the new sprayport system to my shop a few years back, and just recently stopped by to drop off a larger tip / needle set for me.

    #643775
    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    Sorry for the thread resurrection… But yes, as stated above, Don was great to deal with… He returned my call /voicemail within the hour and said that he could have parts to me within 3 days.
    I did end up getting the Spray Station, and so far it’s been pretty good. It will spray thinned interior acrylic with the right needle set, it does have minimal overspray, and it is really easy to use and adjust.
    For anyone looking to get into a sub $500 unit for occasional spraying I’d recommend it 👍.

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    #643864

    That’s great to here reps do care about there products . Most of them don’t care when you call up with a concern over there product .

    Always willing to learn .

    #649998

    I have the Earlex as well, and I have used it to spray oil based, alcohol based (shellac) finishes with the correct tips and it works fine, even with my mediocre skills.

    Will

    #650277
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I use a titan 440 airless for all mu finished, I have one set up for clear finishes and one for paint. they work great.

    #742347
    mnak
    Pro

    i think it is good enough and spray shiny.

    #748485

    I think it is good.

    #748539
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    It nice to see this thread appear about the Earlex 5500 Spray station. I did do a search on BTP and find this thread. I have been looking at getting HLVP sprayer for awhile. The Earlex 5500 seems to be more in my price range. Then other sprayers. I would mainly use it for water base ploy and maybe latex paint.

    Greg
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    #748563
    Doobie
    Moderator

    It nice to see this thread appear about the Earlex 5500 Spray station. I did do a search on BTP and find this thread. I have been looking at getting HLVP sprayer for awhile. The Earlex 5500 seems to be more in my price range. Then other sprayers. I would mainly use it for water base ploy and maybe latex paint.

    Do your research Greg. IIRC, latex is a bugger or impossible to spray for a lot of entry grade sprayers including most Fuji sprayers requiring either a 4 stage sprayer at least in their line at Fuji.

    #748573
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    It nice to see this thread appear about the Earlex 5500 Spray station. I did do a search on BTP and find this thread. I have been looking at getting HLVP sprayer for awhile. The Earlex 5500 seems to be more in my price range. Then other sprayers. I would mainly use it for water base ploy and maybe latex paint.

    Do your research Greg. IIRC, latex is a bugger or impossible to spray for a lot of entry grade sprayers including most Fuji sprayers requiring either a 4 stage sprayer at least in their line at Fuji.

    I have done some research and haven’t seen where latex is that big of problem. I am a month or 2 from this purchase. So I will still do more research. Thanks Kevin!

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #748845

    @GTokley Have you researched graco sprayers like the Magnum pro x5 for around $330 which is able to use water based poly and latex . About a month ago I sprayed a whole house with graco magnum prox17 no issues with there brand . Sprayed the ceiling , trim and primed walls with dark colors .

    Always willing to learn .

    #748862
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    @GTokley Have you researched graco sprayers like the Magnum pro x5 for around $330 which is able to use water based poly and latex . About a month ago I sprayed a whole house with graco magnum prox17 no issues with there brand . Sprayed the ceiling , trim and primed walls with dark colors .

    No I haven’t researched Graco sprayers. I don’t know much about them. I am not really looking for a sprayer for painting my house. We will be painting the rooms in our house. I wasn’t planning on using a sprayer for this job. I just want a sprayer for painting interior doors and some woodworking projects.
    I will take a look Graco sprayers. Thanks!

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #748868

    @GTokley Have you researched graco sprayers like the Magnum pro x5 for around $330 which is able to use water based poly and latex . About a month ago I sprayed a whole house with graco magnum prox17 no issues with there brand . Sprayed the ceiling , trim and primed walls with dark colors .

    Yeah they are good options , I’m looking into the Greco , I may have to ask you more about it , I’m going to Google that model number you just mentioned
    Thanks

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